By: H.W. Pfabe | November 10, 2016

 


A quick update today to our running coverage of litigation involving local East Longmeadow, MA business Excel Dryer, Inc.

(see http://www.pfabelaw.com/blogs/post/LOCAL-NEWS-XLERATE-Be-Fair/  for the original post, and http://www.pfabelaw.com/blogs/post/LOCAL-NEWS-EXCEL-Update/ for the previous update)

 

Over the last two weeks one more of the twelve defendants in the case has received approval for a settlement with Excel, and the previous defendant that had come to an agreement has had that settlement formally approved.

 

This brings it to a total of 10 remaining defendants.

 

 

VERY Brief Recap:

 

As previously discussed, Excel filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) on June 24th, 2016, alleging that twelve dif...

By: H.W. Pfabe | October 17, 2016

 


Just a quick post today, updating my previous post about litigation involving local East Longmeadow, MA business Excel Dryer, Inc. (see http://www.pfabelaw.com/blogs/post/LOCAL-NEWS-XLERATE-Be-Fair/  for the original post). We have some news, as one of the twelve defendants in the case has now come to a settlement with Excel, dropping out of the investigation.

 


Recap:

 

As previously discussed, Excel filed a complaint (http://www.itcblog.com/images/excelcomplaint.pdf ) with the International Trade Commission (ITC) on June 24th, 2016. The complaint alleged that twelve different business entities were violating Excel’s Trade Dress rights related to their line of hand dryers. The twelve companies are alleged to be involved in different st...

By: H.W. Pfabe | July 01, 2016


I have a number of new articles currently in the works, but sometimes something comes up so close to home that you just need to discuss it right away.

 

REALLY close to home… but also REALLY far away.

 

In this case, 1.1 miles from where I sit right now.

 

Also, about 7,044 miles away. Thank you, Google Maps.

 

Also, a whole lot of bathrooms pretty much everywhere in between.

 

On June 24, 2016, Excel Dryer, Inc., of East Longmeadow, MA, filed a complaint alleging that TWELVE business entities violate Excel’s Trade Dress. The complaint (which can be found at http://www.itcblog.com/images/excelcomplaint.pdf ) was filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and requests a Section 337 Investigation.

 

What is the ITC? What is Section...